Bio

(short) 

Elisabeth Blair is a poet and multidisciplinary artist. She has been artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and ACRE. From 2016-19 she hosted and produced the podcast Listening to Ladies. Her publications include a forthcoming full-length collection (Unsolicited Press 2022), two chapbooks—We He She/It (Dancing Girl Press, 2016) and without saying (Ethel Press, 2020)—and poems in a variety of journals, including Harpur Palate (forthcoming), Feminist Studies, cream city review, and Juked. She works as a freelance editor and manuscript consultant. 

(longer)

Elisabeth Blair is a poet, composer, vocalist, and podcaster. After finishing a BA in photography in 2004, she spent many years on the singer/songwriter circuit in Chicago before moving into both free improvisation and formal composition. She received a Specialist Certificate in Music Composition for Film and TV from Berklee in 2015, and from 2015-17 studied music composition at Western Michigan University. Her works have been performed widely, including New York, Melbourne, Canberra, Berlin, Montreal, and Zacatecas.

She has been artist-in-residence at Wildacres, ACRE, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Toronto Creative Music Lab and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.  

From 2016-19 she hosted and produced Listening to Ladies, a podcast featuring interviews with women composers.

Poetry forms the core of her creative practice. Her publications include two chapbooks—We He She/It (Dancing Girl Press, 2016) and without saying (Ethel Press, 2020)—and poems in a variety of journals, including Harpur Palate (forthcoming), Feminist Studies, cream city review, and Juked. From 2018–21 she was honored to be a poetry workshop leader for the Burlington Writers Workshop, and currently works as a freelance editor and manuscript consultant. 

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